HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 cc1017-8

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Chinese Ambassador has expressed adhesion to the Tibetan treaty; if not, whether any modifications have been suggested; and what portion of Tibet is now occupied by British troops.


I have as yet received no report from the Government of India on the negotiations which are proceeding with the Chinese Plenipotentiary on the subject of the adhesion of China to the Tibetan treaty. The only part of Tibet occupied by British troops is Chumbi, where two and a half companies of native infantry are stationed. The British trade agent at Gyangtse has an escort of fifty men.